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T.A.S.K.’s chief instructor is Shihan John van Weenen MBE.

Karate has an important role in the field of martial arts. Shotokan Karate is very popular throughout the world.

T.A.S.K. has clubs in the East of England, including:

  • Bedfordshire,
  • Cambridgeshire,
  • Northamptonshire,
  • Hertfordshire
  • and Buckinghamshire.

Additional clubs are always in demand, so please contact us for details.

T.A.S.K. has a simple approach to teaching and training. Students from all walks of life can enjoy training in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere amongst other students. Our instructors are keen to help each student develop their skills and gain from the many benefits that training in a martial art such as Karate-do has to offer.

The philosophy of T.A.S.K. is an extension of the Founding Father’s personal philosophies on life – training, and humility. Shihan van Weenen and his top instructors hopefully personify what it means to be a humble teacher and promoter of the art.

T.A.S.K. is a way of life. For many students, it is a great social outlet where they can train in a martial art while gaining confidence and inner security.

For many, it gives them a terrific vehicle for gaining much needed coordination, balance and general fitness. For others, it is a strong martial art with which they can take they can take their training to the highest level possible, from attaining the coveted rank of Black Belt to reaching the top in the competition arena.

T.A.S.K. prides itself on being a family association. Students as young as 6 years of age can train along side their parents, or grandparents, with some of the oldest members well into their 70’s!

Although karate training promotes self-defence and fitness, it also develops discipline, confidence, inner security, character development and an improved feeling of well-being. In this day and age, people from all walks of life, male and female, can partake in T.A.S.K. classes with the knowledge that they are in a room with other like minded people and an accredited instructor whose goal is to help them improve themselves both physically and mentally.